January 20, 2022
SCSD schools announce their Teachers of the Year
Way to go!
Teachers of the Year (top to bottom, left to right):
SCHS: Jane Mulitsch
SCW: Yolanda Curry
Hardin: Megan Hallam
Jefferson: Taylor Nelson
Blackhurst: Margret Blackburn
Coverdell: Tina Franklin
Harris: Rachel Brown
Lincoln: Maddie Ose
Monroe: Kelly Schneider
Null: Erin Martin
Success: Marci Hartmann
Lewis & Clark: Josh Blattner
ECC: Katy Smith (featured above)
SCSD hires new principals/directors for 2022-23 school year
The City of St. Charles School District is excited to announce the hirings of four new principals/directors, effective July 1, 2022.
Dr. Ted Happel has been selected to serve as principal of St. Charles High School. Dr. Happel currently serves as the assistant principal of St. Charles High School, a role he has occupied since 2010. Prior to his current role, Dr. Happel served as an English teacher at St. Charles West from 2002-10.
Brett Kobernus has been selected to serve as director of the Success Campus. Kobernus currently serves as the assistant principal of Hardin Middle School, a role he has occupied since 2019. Prior to his current role, Kobernus served as a math teacher at Hardin from 2018-19.
Tiffanie Worland has been selected to serve as principal of Monroe Elementary. Worland currently serves as the assistant principal at both Monroe and Harris Elementary, a role she has occupied since 2018. Prior to her current role, Worland served as a 6th-grade math teacher at Jefferson Intermediate School from 2013-18.
Dr. Ann Westbrook has been selected to serve as director of early childhood education. Dr. Westbrook currently serves as the director of early childhood at the Mehlville School District, a role she has occupied since 2012. Prior to her current role, Dr. Westbrook served as a kindergarten teacher at Oakville Elementary School from 2003-2012.
Congratulations to these new SCSD leaders!
SCSD SCIENTISTS SHOW OFF THEIR EXPERIMENTS AT FAIR
On Thursday, January 13th, SCSD held its annual Science Fair at SCW. Students from across the district showed off the results of their experiments that were weeks or even months in the making!
Thank you to all our participating students for making this an amazing annual event and congratulations to our winners. Winners for each category (Biology, Physical Science, Consumer Science, Earth/Environmental Science) and grade level are eligible for the tri-county fair in March!
JEFFERSON JAGUARS COMPETE IN FIRST LEGO LEAGUE QUALIFIER
The Jefferson Jaguars sent two teams to compete in the annual FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Robotics Qualifier competition on Saturday, December 4th at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne school in Florissant, MO. The teams competed in three separate categories:
- robotic game- in which students had to code a robot to complete various tasks,
- innovation challenges- in which students had to come up with a new idea in which robotics can assist with the future of transportation and shipping, and finally
- providing a detailed explanation on how and why they built their robot in the manner that they did.
Thank you to all our team members and coaches for their efforts and representing Jefferson well! We also want to thank Ranken Technical College for sponsoring our teams and paying the registration fees for our competition.
SCSD 4TH GRADERS COMPETE IN FIRST LEGO LEAGUE EVENT
SCSD high schoolers earn Adobe certifications
Congratulations to our SCSD high schoolers who earned their Adobe Certified Professional credentials this school year!
These 3-year certifications demonstrate that students understand critical skills within the program and show employers that they possess knowledgeable talent. Adobe Certified Professional exams reflect collaboration with industry experts, research on workplace demands, and rigorous evaluation.
SCHS' Coach Meeker will enter STL Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame
Way to go Coach!
Null, LU celebrate Reading Club
Last month, Lindenwood Education and Null Elementary students celebrate the completion of Reading Club, an afterschool literacy program that served 28 students at Null Elementary. LU students met with and tutored the students twice a week to help improve their reading skills.
To commemorate the last day of the club, the whole school received a Lindenwood “send-off”, complete with Lindenwood Cheer Squad members and even a visit from mascot Leo the Lion! Reading Club members could choose books as a semester-end gift.
Thank you to LU for this wonderful partnership and positive impact on our students!
Coverdell receives book donation
We are so appreciative of our supportive community partnerships!
SCSD Parents as Teachers Developmental Screenings
Please click here to fill out the information below if you are interested in a screening and the Early Childhood Coordinator and we will be in touch about scheduling and answering any questions that you have.
Please email PAT Coordinator Sarah Sherwood if you have any questions about the PAt program.
2022-23 SCC CAPS Enrollment
Sophomore and Junior Students (and Parents/Guardians):
CAPS offers three different programs, all of which provide relevant, hands-on experiential learning in their respective fields. CAPS students take courses at their home high school , and the rest of the day, they are at their CAPS program (out in the community). CAPS Students receive 3.0 high school credits per year toward graduation for their CAPS class, and CAPS students can also earn college credit through Lindenwood University.
If you still aren't sure if CAPS is a good fit for you, I encourage you to read the newsletter about the kinds of things each program is doing. CAPS is allowing students to shadow their programs.
Technology Solutions website (IT and Creative Media)
CAPS promotional video: Video Link
CAPS Google Presentation: Google Presentation
CAPS website: CAPS website
CAPS application: CAPS application
Deadline to apply for the 2022 – 2023 school year:
Early application deadline is Sunday, December 13 , 2021
Final application deadline is Friday, February 4, 2022
Please reach out to Erica Land if you have any questions or would like to shadow one of the three CAPS programs!
SCHS Renaissance Students of the Month
SCSD job opportunities
Wanting a fun, rewarding job while also having flexible hours? SCSD is looking for paraprofessionals (and subs), lunchroom/playground aides, and sub-custodians. Come be a part of our amazing team while helping the SCSD community!
See below for full details.